Chapter 5.2 Greek Government & Society • • • • 1. Most Greek city-states developed around a A. temple. B. fort. C. seaport. D. river. 2. The Iliad tells the story of the • • • • A. fall of Mycenaean civilization. B. life of Odysseus. C. Greek gods. D. Trojan War. 3. This image was used to • A. sneak Greek soldiers into the city of Troy. • B. pay homage to the mighty warriors in the Persian War. • C. teach children how to properly ride a horse. • D. serve as a tribute to Athena, Goddess of War. 4. Greek myths were most often used to • • • • A. create support for leaders. B. explain nature and the world around them. C. show people how to build cities. D. provide a useful way to conquer other people. 5. The purpose of the Olympic games was • • • • A. to honor Zeus. B. establish the strength of a city-state. C. prepare for war. D. choose a king. 6. City-states run by groups of nobles were known as • • • • A. hoplites. B. tyrants. C. democracies. D. aristocracies. 7. The Oracle of Delphi was thought to be • • • • A. a tomb for Greek kings. B. a voice for the gods. C. the first Olympic hero. D. the site of a famous sea battle. 8. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a hoplite? • A. They were non-aristocratic. • B. They were foot soldiers who carried long spears. • C. They used formations of closely spaced rows. • D. They were known for their fast and high leaping skills. 9. Tyrants • A. took power illegally but with the backing of the people. • B. used personal armies to overthrow city-state kings. • C. began as brutal dictators with absolute power. • D. were just and fair rulers who brought better lives to their people. 10. Which of the following statements about democracy is NOT true? • A. Democracy is a government where the citizens take part. • B. Ancient Athens only allowed full political rights to adult men born in Greece. • C. Some ancient Greek city-states allowed all adult male city-state residents to participate in government. • D. Spartan women were the first allowed to participate in democratic government.